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DIY Succulent Favors

Posted March 10, 2011 | 26 Comments

Hi, loves! Today we’re sharing one of our favorite wedding favors that you can make yourself: DIY succulent favors. These easy, eco-friendly wedding favors are crowd-pleasers and can double as a place card and favor in one. Plus, these aren’t favors that will be tossed in the trash: they’ll be enjoyed long after the wedding. Read on to find out more…

diy succulent favors

above photography by madalina lesan // spotted via holly chapple flowers

1. Gather succulents.

First, you’ll need to gather succulents. (Buy succulents in bulk here!) We love the miniature succulents above (I’ve decided succulents are even 10x cuter in miniature form) but there are many sizes of succulent cuttings available via JIMMZ, for example.

sucuclent plants

2. Add soil.

Add potting soil to small mason jars (similar decorative jars can be found here or here).

3. Add twine + a tag.

Wrap your choice of ribbon or twine around the jar, tied to a simple favor tag.

4. Display.

Use as escort cards and display at one central table or place at each guest’s seat as a place card / favor all-in-one.

Happy Planning!


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26 Responses to “DIY Succulent Favors”

  1. Jenny ~ Something Old, Something New
    March 10th, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    Very cute! I love this idea!

  2. lizzie
    March 10th, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    those are CUUUTE!

  3. Aleah + Nick Valley
    March 10th, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

    How perfect! Not only are these usable favors, but they’re so charming!

  4. jacin
    March 10th, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    oh this is just too perfect!

  5. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 10th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    Me too. I might just have to throw a party to use them in the Spring! Too darling. :)

  6. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 10th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    Thanks, Lizzie!

  7. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 10th, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Gotta love usable favors – guests can actually reuse them after the wedding in a variety of ways. And, charming? Agreed!

  8. Emma@EmmalineBride
    March 10th, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    I know! How much cuter are the miniatures, too? Love them.

  9. Micaela ~ Wedding & Event Stationery
    March 10th, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    I LOVE this idea! I only wish I had seen it before my wedding!

  10. Erika {Borrowed&Bleu}
    March 11th, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    I can never resist succulents – too cute!

  11. Sarah {EventsbySE}
    March 12th, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    These are so cute & I wanna make one for myself – but for some reason I can’t keep succulents alive!!! :)

  12. Elaine
    November 16th, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    I love this idea :D

  13. Autumn Brown Garibay
    March 18th, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    Ikea also has great prices for succulents!

  14. EmmalineBride
    March 18th, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    Hi Autumn,

    Yes! Great point. I was there recently and definitely noticed the vast array of succulents. Thanks for the comment! :)

    Emmaline Bride

  15. Flo in Texas
    April 5th, 2012 @ 8:13 pm


    do succulents really come in miniatures, naturally? I use to raise them in a greenhouse, small one, along with other plants. They were so easy. What kind of soil do you plant them in, I use to use cactus soil I believe, water only when soil was dry. What’s new in succulents? Flo

  16. Amanda
    June 24th, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    How many oz are the glasses jars pictured here? I want to try to get jars small enough so they stay as cute as these!

  17. Nicole
    August 6th, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    best favor idea. Can anyone tell me how many ounces those jars are pictured? i want to order bulk ones online but there are so many options and I can’t seem to find that specific jar. i dont want to order anything too large or too small.

    many thanks!!

  18. Danielle
    August 15th, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I don’t think these are the exact ones, but I found something similar, thought I would share :)


  19. Emma@EmmalineBride
    August 15th, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Great find, Danielle! Thanks!

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